The pan’s handle is comfortable to hold, with a removable silicone grip to protect your hands. It’s easy to lift the lightweight Tramontina from the stove to fold a French omelette à la Julia Child, or to transfer a frittata to the oven to finish (the pan is oven-safe up to 400 °F).
Nonstick coatings can scratch and ding easily, causing them to lose their slickness, but with proper care, your pan should last three to five years. The pan comes with a limited lifetime warranty; it protects against manufacturer defects but not against general wear and tear or abuse. We’ve used a pan for four years
How it started
Tramontina began as an iron mill in 1911 in Carlos Barbosa, Brazil. Founded by Italian immigrants Valentin Tramontina and his wife Elissa Cecco, the company blossomed, and Tramontina expanded into the US in 1986. Beyond nonstick pans, Tramontina sells 18,000 other products to more than 120 countries.
When to buy
It’s rare that we come across deals on this nonstick pan, so get it when you can.
Make it last
Nonstick coatings are delicate, and to ensure proper use and maintenance, you should always check the instructions that come with your pan. Never, ever use nonstick cooking spray on your pan because, ironically, it can make foods stick. To be effective, nonstick pans do need some fat, so we recommend that you rub your cold pan with a bit of vegetable oil. High heat can damage the coating, so use a medium-low setting to cook.
Don’t put this pan in the dishwasher, and don’t use a harsh scrubber (like the green side of a heavy-duty scrub sponge) to clean it. Anything abrasive can scratch the pan’s surface and damage the nonstick coating, so you should also avoid using metal utensils when you cook.
Let your pan cool before washing it, and if you’re stacking pans, layer them with a paper towel or dishcloth to protect the pan’s surface.